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Full effects of higher rates yet to be felt

The latest data give the Bank of Canada plenty to think about ahead of its policy announcement next week. The data appear to lend support to the Bank’s view that a soft landing is still achievable, with the stagnation in fourth-quarter GDP followed by a strong gain in January and the S&P Manufacturing PMI picking up again in February. However, the further fall in building permit issuance highlights that the full effects of high interest rates are still feeding through.

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